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Riding Illinois' Storm Out

Waitin' For The Thaw Out

"With Illinois on track to further loosen COVID-19 restrictions . . . and moving toward a full reopening [Friday], Gov. JB Pritzker [last month] announced a new tourism campaign seeking to lure visitors back to the Land of Lincoln this summer," CBS2 Chicago (and others) have reported.

"The $6 million 'Time For Me To Drive' ad campaign, featuring the hit song 'Time For Me To Fly' by Champaign rock band REO Speedwagon, invites people to visit downtown Chicago, dozens of state parks and historic sites, winery tours in southern Illinois, and more."

Yeah, we've got some better ideas for how the state could have rejiggered some REO songs.

Continue reading "Riding Illinois' Storm Out" »
Posted on June 10, 2021

Alt-Country Corner

A Musical Soul Food Library

By Don Jacobson
Boinng! My music dork-o-meter just buried the needle!
Continue reading "A Musical Soul Food Library" »
Posted on March 1, 2010
Chicago In Song

Chicago In Song: Hobo Hub

By Don Jacobson
If you go by popular song lyrics, there is no one in Chicago who is not a drunken, miserable wreck.
Continue reading "Chicago In Song: Hobo Hub" »
Posted on February 1, 2010

Tunes To Remedy Any Existential Crisis

By E.K. Mam
Have a pity party, then get ahold of yourself.
Continue reading "Tunes To Remedy Any Existential Crisis" »
Posted on June 24, 2020
Bin Dive

Dave Dudley: Lonelyville

By Don Jacobson
Where the Nashville Sound met a broken heart and Tom T. Hall.
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Posted on January 20, 2010

Chicago Drill Lyrics That Actually Happened

via Hip-Hop Daily
A guide to the deadly, stupid, heartbreaking beefs, if you will.

Posted on May 30, 2021

Riding Illinois' Storm Out

Waitin' For The Thaw Out
Yeah, we've got some better ideas for how the state could have rejiggered some REO songs.

Posted on June 10, 2021

Stock Music Market On Fire

By Arizton Advisory & Intelligence
Spurred by growing demand for podcasts and a rise in audio-based user experiences.

Posted on May 13, 2021

Fixing Sexist Playlists

By Christine Bauer and Andrés Ferraro/The Conversation
It's not hard.

Posted on April 3, 2021

You Turn Me On, Again

The Fabulous Turks Are Back, Sort Of
RJ Griffith remakes a sweet tune from his uncle's old Chicago band.

Posted on March 30, 2021

March Morning

By CHIRP Radio
The new normal.

Posted on March 11, 2021

Cops' Santeria Explains Dearth Of Music Commentary On YouTube

By Katharine Trendacosta/Electronic Frontier Foundation
Feel the break.

Posted on February 25, 2021

MUSIC - Riding Illinois' Storm Out.
TV - How White Republicans See BLM.
POLITICS - Car Wash Workers Finally Win.
SPORTS - Cubs Screwing FO - And Themselves.

BOOKS - How Comics Make Sounds.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Illinois Caverns Reopening After 10 Years.

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